Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 5.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

114.

Chairman's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chairman, and general housekeeping matters.

Minutes:

The Chair had no announcements but ran through housekeeping arrangements appropriate to a virtual meeting.

115.

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

116.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meetings held on Tuesday 26 May 2020 and Wednesday 3 June 2020. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meetings, held on Tuesday 26 May and Wednesday 3 June 2020, were agreed to be correct records of the meetings. It was resolved that the Chairman sign them as such.

117.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

118.

Urgent business

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent. 

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

119.

Public participation pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Statements duly received are published below. They have also been circulated to members of the Committee. They will not be read out at the meeting.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTE

 

Statements received

 

A schedule of the written representations received is attached.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Statements made by the public and duly received within a published deadline had been circulated to the Committee prior to the meeting and had also been published on the Council’s website.

120.

P20/V0114/FUL - Jigsaw, Coopers Lane, Wantage, OX12 8HQ pdf icon PDF 405 KB

Variation of Condition 2 of P18/V2756/FUL for amended plans. Retrospective application for proposed new dwelling, garage and partial demolition of existing dwelling with that retained to be used as an outbuilding used for storage. (Revised site location plan received 23 January 2020 and amended plans received 27 February 2020).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P20/V0114/FUL, for Variation of Condition 2 of P18/V2756/FUL for amended plans. Retrospective application for proposed new dwelling, garage and partial demolition of existing dwelling with that retained to be used as an outbuilding used for storage. (Revised site location plan received 23 January 2020 and amended plans received 27 February 2020) at Jigsaw, Coopers Lane, Wantage.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance, and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report, which formed part of the agenda pack for the meeting.

 

The senior planning officer reported that this was a retrospective application in respect of a semi-detached bungalow, which had received consent. Works had already commenced, including some demolition. The report outlined the requirement for planning permission for further minor changes, which included the raising of a roof porch, the addition of a chimney, changes to the garage internal layout and changes to doors. However, since the publication of the agenda, planning officers had visited the site on a number of occasions to observe the building operations. It was clear that further works had been undertaken on the site, including a different construction of the garage to that which had been agreed and a different construction of a balcony to the main house. Also, as permitted, the garage was to be finished with an open triple bay and a door. At the present time all main openings to the garage were being finished with roller shutters.

 

The officers had requested an updated plan of these changes from the applicant, as the existing plans did not correctly reflect the proposals for which permission would be required. The committee considered that it needed the opportunity to view the site in its present condition before considering the grant of planning permission in committee.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to defer the application, to allow for the production of revised plans and to provide the opportunity for committee members to visit the site, was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: to defer consideration of application P20/VO114/FUL for a site visit, to allow for revised plans to be submitted, and for committee members to observe the site in the context of the works presently being carried out there.

 

The meeting closed at 5.13 pm.